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30 great New Year jokes and quotes

Literature

17 Ways to Make a New Year's Resolution You'll Actually Keep

Many of us who have used this time of year to turn our bodies around have fallen into the same cycle of failure: We’re frustrated with our size or …

15 colorful landscape photos from around the world | CNN Travel

The 5 biggest myths about metabolism

When faced with unwanted weight, it's easy to place the blame on your metabolism.<p><b>(Life by DailyBurn)</b> -- A source of confusion for some and a scapegoat for extra weight around the midsection for others, metabolism has long been a topic of hot conversation. Without it, we would lack the energy to get …

Stunning photos of Iran's mosques | CNN Travel

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

100 funny jokes by 100 comedians

Comedy

Jean Shrimpton the Style Icon

In honor of The Shrimp's birthday, we rounded up the model's most iconic photos from the era which she helped define.<p>The '60s and '70s fashion scene was dominated by Jean Shrimpton for her ultra mod and glam look. In honor of The Shrimp's birthday, we rounded up the model's most iconic photos from …

Celebrity Style

10 Things We Learned From Diane von Furstenberg’s New Memoir

She’s a public icon, but there’s still a lot we didn’t know about <b>Diane von Furstenberg</b> until we read her new memoir, <i>The Woman I Wanted to Be</i> (Simon & Schuster). Here are the ten most interesting tidbits.<p><b>Her mother is a concentration camp survivor.</b><br>In 1944, at age twenty, Diane’s mother was arrested …

New York Style

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4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

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The new baker: apple muffins with a rum-caramel glaze

Spiced apple muffins studded with dried cranberries and chopped nuts, and glazed with a delicious rum caramel.<p><i>Makes 15</i><p>Unlike most muffins, these keep amazingly well for up to three days stored in an airtight container at room temperature. You will have more glaze than you need, but it's great on …

Diane von Furstenberg: 'I danced at Studio 54. Now I work with Google'

It is completely impossible to interview Diane von Furstenberg. It is almost as impossible to meet her without falling just a little bit in love with her. The first, because it is not in her nature to follow another person's lead, whether in conversation or in anything else, so instead of answering …

Beauty for darker skins: readers' questions answered

Last week on Twitter I asked for your beauty queries, and it seems like the same questions keep coming up – we're still struggling to find the basic products that do the job really well. So here are my thoughts on your questions, but feel free to add your suggestions at the end.<p><b>Q. What are the best</b> …

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

The sag of the erotic thriller: can film ever take sex seriously again?

"What keeps them in their seats even after they've come? The beauty and the acting. They'll squirt their load and sit in it – just to see how the story ends."<p>So proposed Burt Reynolds in Boogie Nights, as the blue-movie maker with big ideas. But what about making you – the respectable punter – stay …

The Most Talked About Oscars Dresses Of All Time (PHOTOS)

Oscars season is officially upon us, and while the world gears up to cheer on their favorite movies, we have just one thing on our minds -- the dresses.<p>But not just any dresses, of course. We mean the most memorable gowns that have ever shown up on the red carpet. We're not just talking about the …

Porsche's first vehicle found in shed after a century

First vehicle was electric and made in 1898<p>The first Porsche ever made has been recovered from a shed in Austria where it sat for over 100 years. The vehicle is called the "Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model" — nicknamed the "P1" for short — and was created by Ferdinand Porsche …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

Bill Gates Talks to TIME About the Three Myths of Global Aid

It’s easy to get fed up when you’re trying to save the world. Progress can be slow, setbacks are constant and few people appreciate exactly what …

Celebrity portraits by Terry O'Neill – in pictures

Terry O'Neill is one of the greatest celebrity photographers of the 20th century, and a key member of the group of portrait-takers that defined the 1960s. An exhibition at The Little Black Gallery features some of his most famous images. It can be seen at 13A Park Walk, London SW10 from 14 January …

Top 10 film noir

10. They Live by Night<p>Nicholas Ray's astonishingly self-assured, lyrical directorial debut opens with title cards and lush orchestrations over shots of a boy and a girl in rapturous mutual absorption: "This boy … and this gir … were never properly introduced … to the world we live in …" A shriek of …